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Manager Assistant

Chesterton, IN
February 26, 2015

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Paul Zemel

* **** **. ( Brooklyn, New York ***** ( 917-***-**** (


Motivated, proactive and results driven Operations professional. Diligent

in monitoring expenses and streamlining processes to be efficient and cost

effective. Builds positive rapport with staff, administration, vendors and

clients. A quick learner, self taught in all utilized technologies. Works

effectively under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude. Reputed

for doing whatever it takes to get the job done.


IBI Armored Services, Inc., Queens, NY

Assistant Vice President, Currency Operations


2008 - Present

. Maintains computer environment. This includes hardware, software

networking equipment and peripheral devices.

. Manages inventories for 5+ major banks and interacts with clearing house

on a daily basis. Proves inventory with bank auditors.

. Supervises 18 employees. Mentors staff and conducts training sessions for

new hires.

. Reduced payroll expenses by 15% by closely monitoring attendance and

mandating use of electronic monitoring equipment.

. Utilized SBT, QuickBooks accounting system

. Verifies both domestic and overseas incoming currency shipments and

deliveries of approximately $100 MM per day

. Negotiates favorable terms with vendors, receiving quality supplies at

reduced rates.

. Took the initiative to install additional surveillance equipment to

monitor truck deliveries and armored couriers.

. Audits expenses and eliminates unnecessary spending.

. Developed new currency processing procedures.

Operations Manager, HSBC Bank Foreign Banknotes

November 2006 - December 2008

. Quality Control Manager ensuring integrity of incoming/outgoing shipments

of all foreign banknotes.

. Supervised a team of six foreign banknotes clerks. Hired and trained new

clerks regarding company policies.

. Managed Accounts Payable/Receivable and inventory of all foreign


. Completed anti-money laundering course, focusing on detecting counterfeit

banknotes, excessive ordering practices and the administration of color

dyes to determine foreign banknotes' chain of custody for 100+


HSBC Bank, New York, NY


2006 - November 2006

Foreign Currency Clerk

. Verified orders placed by Traders to be re-sold to affiliate HSBC banks.

. Indexed and coded all shipped and received orders.

. Created trade numbers tracking orders placed by subsidiaries.

. Maintained buy/sell contracts utilizing Global Banknotes system.

. Completed and filed fund tracking paperwork.

Tsakiris Mallas Shoe Store, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

November 1998 - February 2006

Store Manager

. Monitored computer equipment including software and hardware


. Coordinated with store owner on current and pending in-store product


. Supervised modifications to in-store product presentations.

. Hired and trained all new employees on store management's retail policies

and procedures.

. Cataloged inventory to determine product re-order status.

. Maintained system database of merchandise for incoming/outgoing products.


Microsoft Proficient (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Microsoft

Windows ME and XP, 7 Personal Digital Assistant (Palm Platform), Global

Banknotes System, Internet, IT Support, Fluent in Russian


Ashford University, Clinton IA

MBA-Finance GPA - 3.84 December 2012

The City University of New York at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Bachelor of Arts

January 2006

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